The Grammys paid tribute to the various music luminaries we misplaced during the last yr throughout Sunday evening’s present however there was one massive title lacking.
As followers famous, the Awards’ In Memoriam section didn’t embody the late rapper XXXTentacion, who was murdered in June 2018.
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In keeping with Selection, a supply mentioned XXXTentacion was rejected from the In Memoriam because of the rapper’s historical past of home violence.
XXXTentacion’s followers weren’t joyful concerning the snub, although.
XXXTenacion wasn’t the one particular person neglected of the In Memoriam.
“We observe those who we lose in our business in any given yr after which we now have a course of by which we undergo it,” Recording Academy president Neil Portnow defined in Selection. “Our on-air in memoriam — we’re fortunate if we wind up [featuring] 10 to 15 per cent of these we lose. As a result of it’s at all times laborious selections.”
To account for the names that couldn’t be match on the published, the Grammys additionally posted an extended checklist of these the music business misplaced over the previous yr on their web site.
Among the many vital names lacking from the televised tribute had been Richard Swift, Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison and the Buzzcocks’ Pete Shelley.
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Pantera followers had been notably upset on the omission of metallic drummer Vinnie Paul from the In Memoriam.